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Cheap bus tickets and times from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

4 h 52 m

Buses per day

11

Distance

295 km

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Glasgow start from $19 with an average ticket price of $27.

The fastest bus from Manchester to Glasgow takes 3h 55m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 52m and covers a distance of 295 km.

11 buses leave Manchester for Glasgow every day with 11 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Megabus
03:10PM4h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
07:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
$191One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
10:10AM5h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
04:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
$221One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
12:50PM5h00
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
05:50PMGlasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
$271One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
03:30PM5h00
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
08:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
$311One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
03:50AM3h55
Manchester
07:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
$361One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$39 (€34)
frequencyBus frequency4 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 4 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersMegabus, National Express, FlixBus, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Bus

Buses from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Bus. Normally, there are 4 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $11 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $39 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

Bus providers: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Manchester to Glasgow

For as little as $11 (€10) you can travel by bus from Manchester to Glasgow with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Glasgow bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

Bus information from Manchester to Glasgow with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: $57
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

Buses from Manchester to Glasgow: Journey Details

Buses from Manchester to Glasgow are operated by both Megabus and National Express Coaches, with regular departures throughout the day, from around 1:00 a.m., until about 7:30 p.m. The route is direct, with a journey time of approximately 5 hours and departures seven days a week.

Taking the Bus from Manchester

Buses from Manchester to Glasgow depart from either Manchester Coach Station, centrally located on Chorlton Street, or the Shudehill Interchange, slightly further out of the city. Both arrival points are linked by the city's Metrolink tram system and local First Bus routes, with night buses running throughout the week. Taxis are available at both Manchester Coach Station and Shudehill Interchange.

Getting into Glasgow by Bus

Glasgow, on the banks of the River Clyde, is Scotland's largest city and has the distinction of being a UNESCO City of Music, with over 100 events every week, ranging from opera to Celtic music. Visitors will also find the architecture and art of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as well as world-class museums and galleries, such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The Riverside Museum is full of antique vehicles, while the Glasgow Science Centre has lots of interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Glasgow also has plenty of good shopping, fine dining and a lively nightlife. Buses from Manchester to Glasgow arrive at the city's Buchanan Street Bus Station, located in the city centre. Metro trains and Scottish Citylink, McGill and Stagecoach First Scotland Buses, provide frequent routes around the city, to the suburbs, the university and the airport. These services include frequent night bus routes. A taxi rank is also located at Buchanan Street Bus Station.

FAQs: Bus from Manchester to Glasgow

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Glasgow.
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Glasgow can start from as little as $11 (€10) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Manchester to Glasgow is $39 (€34); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Glasgow bus time is 3 h 55 min   covering the 183 mile (295 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Manchester to Glasgow leaves at 9: 10 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Manchester to Glasgow leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, there are 4 direct buses a day from Manchester to Glasgow with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
Take the Manchester to Glasgow bus with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Bus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route from Manchester to Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your journey in bus stations like Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow, Bothwell Street / Blythswood Street (University).

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Glasgow from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 55 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Glasgow by bus is May.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Glasgow 2 different ways: train or bus.

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